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Environmental Health Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC545
  • Location: Hammersmith, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in West London is looking for an Environmental Health Officer - Food Safety to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full EHO Degree, registration with EHO Registration Board and Food Safety qualifications.

The purpose of the role is to protect the health of residents through the enforcement of food hygiene and food standards, including the labelling and presentation of food in commercial premises.

The main requirements associated with the role are as follows;

Ability to inspect Food Hygiene Category A and B premises and the full range of planned inspections for food hygiene, food standards and health & safety.
Recent experience of examining food safety management systems based on HACCP principles and health and safety risk assessments.
Recent experience of advising directors, managers, employees and complainants in particular on food issues and health and safety interpreting legislation.
Ability to inspect high risk premises for Food Standards.
Recent experience of investigating accidents and dangerous occurrences.
Ability and experience to close food premises.
Experience of undertaking food sampling including ideally formal samples.
Experience of dealing with notifications of infectious disease and outbreaks.
The ability to produce correspondence and reports on complex and technical issues pertinent to the post and be able to produce and maintain accurate records.
Ability and experience and to inspect specialist or complex processes and premises which are subject to Approval under Regulation 853/2004
Experience of dealing with Imported Foods and Products of Animal Origin.

The successful candidate will need the following formal qualifications;

Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health recognised by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Registration with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board
Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Additional qualifications in Food and/or health & safety.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such are offering £34 - £36 p/hr Umbrella Ltd for the duration of the contract. So if this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.